One of Sony’s upcoming flagship to be powered by their own chipset

Sony chipset: One of Sony's upcoming flagship to be powered by their own chipset
Sony will reportedly launch two Xperia flagship phones later this year. We have received a tip suggesting that one of these phones will launch with the company’s in-house chipset onboard. 

Sony is expected to launch two premium phones later this year, at IFA 2017 in Berlin. We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors lately about Sony ditching the traditional design for an all-screen front model on one of these forthcoming phones. But, the latest one to hit the rumor mill is rather interesting than this!

An anonymous tip reveals that the tech giant would be using an in-house chipset in one of its upcoming Xperia phones. Although that does seem very unlikely, it, however, goes in-line with a rumor that had circulated all around the internet about a year ago. What if Sony was improving their own chipset technology to compete with the likes of Snapdragon 835 and Helio X25?

However, it is worth noting that the news did not come from a verified source. Needless to say, readers should take this information with a grain of salt.

Big smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, manufacture their own chipsets and turned out to be pretty successful. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Sony jumps the gun with the announcement of their own chipset at IFA 2017. Recently, Xiaomi announced its first internally developed chipset, dubbed the Surge S1.

Sony will be holding its IFA 2017 press conference on August 31 at 13:00 CEST. As previously mentioned, the company will be launching two smartphones at the conference, which are most likely to be flagships.

So, would you like to see a Sony-made chipset inside a forthcoming Xperia phone? Let us know your thoughts in the commenting section below.

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One of Sony’s upcoming flagship to be powered by their own chipset was last modified: November 16th, 2017 by Abhin Mahipal

Abhin Mahipal

Abhin’s love for all things tech started when he got his first smartphone, Galaxy S (the first), in 2010. Since then, he has been crazy about technology and tried out all major Android flagships from Samsung, and HTC. However, he currently uses a OnePlus 5 as his daily driver.


  1. Considering ROM development, it could turn out to be either really good or (more likely) catastrophic. It also isn’t as easy to build a flagship SoC as a budget one – which they could do to cut out MediaTek’s margins, being able to make cheaper phones.

    If they are really committed to this it could be amazing, with tighter integration of their Bionz-software … But it’s been awful in the past and would require quite a big change of mind, which I’m not quite expecting. Would be awesome though.

  2. It’s possible (actually likely) they could be taking off the shelf ARM core designs such as the A73.
    The A73 is a good core architecture. The A53 and A57 are mediocre and dated though.

    I’d be curious to see a chip using A75+A55 cores though, but those are very new architectures and we might not see them actually used for some time.

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